The Brömserburg which lay in old times immediately beyond
the curtain wall on the Rhine was surrounded earlier completely
by water. She was called originally Niederburg and had been established
by the sovereigns, the electors of Mainz, as a customs office.
After the customs office had been moved to the castle Ehrenfels,
the Brömserburg lost its meaning and was converted into a
residential castle. Till the beginning of the 19-th century it
remained in the possession of the archbishops of Mainz.
castle is in urban possession. At the moment it contains still
an interesting wine museum with extensive collections of
vineyard and cellar devices, glasses, bottle equipment and excavation
findings from historical times. Goethe has visited on his trip
to the Rochusfest Ruedesheim and the Brömserburg which he
calls a Roman fort and has described this visit in his travel report
'”das Sankt-Rochus-Fest zu Bingen”.